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2011-02-15 10:53:00

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offers multidisciplinary approach to correct irregular heartbeat CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2.6 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (a-fib)--an erratic heartbeat. If left untreated, the condition can lead to stroke or heart failure. For three decades, 58 year old David Ryan was one of the millions of Americans suffering from the disease. His illness affected him both emotionally and physically; his episodes...

2011-01-27 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the first use of the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Catheter in the U.S. as part of the BLOCk-CTI clinical trial. BLOCk-CTI is a prospective, randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer Open-Irrigated Catheter in patients with sustained or recurrent Type 1 atrial flutter. The trial plans to enroll up to 240 patients at 22 sites in the U.S. Atrial...

2011-01-24 18:40:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus announced that two "live cases" using its Endoscopic Ablation System were recently conducted. The first live case was a satellite transmission performed at Centro Cardiologico Monzino in Milan, Italy; broadcast to the 16th Annual Boston Symposium on Atrial Fibrillation in Boston, MA. Several pioneers in the treatment of atrial fibrillation served as moderators for this exciting educational presentation, providing perspective on...

2011-01-10 07:03:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc. (nContact), a cardiac ablation device manufacturer, announced today that it is changing the name under which it operates from nContact Surgical, Inc. to nContact, Inc. As the pioneer of interdisciplinary epicardial and endocardial cardiac ablation, the change represents the Company's further evolution towards closed chest approaches to treating common cardiac arrhythmias. "nContact's progressive technology and our...

2010-12-27 08:10:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The American Heart Association's new recommendations say that strictly controlling the heart rate of patients with atrial fibrillation provides no advantage over more lenient heart rate control. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that occurs when the heart's two upper chambers beat erratically, causing the chambers to pump blood rapidly, unevenly, and inefficiently. Blood can pool and clot in the chambers, increasing the risk of stroke or heart...

2010-12-20 19:29:07

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guidelines Statement Highlights:     * Strict heart rate control in atrial fibrillation patients is not beneficial over lenient control.    * The antiplatelet drug clopidogrel, plus aspirin, might be considered to reduce the risk of major vascular events, including stroke in patients who are poor candidates for the anticoagulant drug warfarin.    * Catheter ablation is...

2010-12-02 16:48:00

Utilizing Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room allows for state-of-the-art, collaborative approach to care. NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sentara Heart Hospital is breaking new ground in cardiac care and treatment. Surgeons and Cardiologists at Sentara Heart Hospital are first to begin enrolling and performing trial cases in the AtriCure DEEP AF feasibility trial. The first procedure in the country was performed in a new, state-of-the-art hybrid operating room at Sentara...

2010-11-22 04:55:00

WATERLOO, Belgium, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to data published last week in Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, patients with a common heart rhythm disorder, called atrial fibrillation, who were treated with catheter ablation using the NaviStar(R)ThermoCool(R) Catheter, reported markedly fewer symptoms and substantially improved quality of life than patients treated with antiarrhythmia drugs at one year. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib as it is more...

2010-11-15 21:38:36

University of Leicester researcher in pioneering procedure at Leicester hospital The world's first remote heart procedure, using a robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping, is due to take place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. It comes six months after Dr Andre Ng carried out the first ever remote catheter ablation procedure using the Amigo Robotic Catheter System. Dr Ng, is senior lecturer at the University of Leicester and consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Glenfield Hospital....

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2010-11-09 08:47:39

By Rachel Champeau, UCLA New study reports on UCLA medical team's experience with new techniques New techniques now being used at UCLA allow doctors to more precisely target certain areas of the heart to stop ventricular arrhythmias "” serious abnormal rhythms in the heart's lower chambers "” in high-risk patients. Generally, arrhythmias can be controlled by medications, and sometimes defibrillators. But a potentially life-threatening, recurrent arrhythmia known as a ventricular...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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